Intel has signed an agreement with Matsushita to create batteries that will enable laptops to work all day on one charge.
The only thing I'm unsure about here is which cliché applies. Is it "haven't we heard this before?" Or is it, "I'll believe it when I see it."
What I'm referring to is a recent announcement that Intel made with respect to "all-day computing." The company announced at its developer's conference in San Francisco that it has signed an agreement with Matsushita Battery Industrial to team to create batteries that will enable future Centrino-based laptops to work all day without recharging.
I'm familiar with the recent advances in battery technology. I guess it depends on your definition of "computing," but there's nothing that I've seen that would allow us to come close all-day computing.
In addition, the company discussed its next-generation XScale mobile microprocessors, those that are used in mobile handsets and PDAs. Code-named Monahans, the company said that it expects the processors to have five times the performance than its current mobile offerings but to require less energy.
It sounds wonderful, but it sounds "too good to be true."